Florida’s potential starting quarterback for 2016 is no longer a walk-on.
Luke Del Rio revealed Wednesday on Twitter he’s now on scholarship at UF. The redshirt sophomore transferred from Oregon State last summer and had been a walk-on with the Gators through this past spring.
Del Rio turned down a few offers in high school, including one from Jim McElwain at Colorado State, to join Alabama’s program as a walk-on in 2013. He left for Oregon State the following year and was on scholarship there for one season.
After sitting out 2015 due to NCAA transfer rules, Del Rio heads into Florida’s preseason camp next month with an edge over graduate transfer Austin Appleby, who was also a walk-on in the spring.
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